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Ken Leo Kubos


1948 - 2018 Notice Condolences
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Kubos, Ken Leo Ken was born in Aurora, Illinois, January 24, 1948 and lived with his parents in an east-side neighborhood. He was surrounded by his Romanian maternal grandparents and some of his aunts, uncles, and cousins until moving to Westchester when still a young child. Ken enjoyed weight lifting, fast cars, wrestling and competitive football in high school. Ken's father, Leo, was a successful industrialist who helped build Chicago O'Hare. Ken earned a BS in organic chemistry at the University of Wisconsin. Ken then completed a PhD at the University of Chicago in the department of Psychology, graduating in the summer of 1980. Ken's thesis, titled Drug and seizure identification by audio spectrometry, was completed under the guidance of Eckhard Hess, a pioneer of imprinting and pupillometry. Ken completed a fellowship in Dr. Bob Robinson's lab at Johns Hopkins, where he later became a junior faculty member. Ken published multiple peer reviewed articles in journals such as Brain, Stroke, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and JAMA Psychiatry. Ken suffered a debilitating stroke in 1984, and retired from research. Ken is remembered by his generosity, humor, sympathy, and above all, his love of knowledge and truth. Ken was a great companion and mentor to his friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Mary and Leo Kubos, maternal grand parents Trayon and Veronika Kish, his aunts and uncles Trayon and Marian Kish, Rose in infancy, Anthony and Anna Prisco, Leo and Marjorie Kish, Sylvia and William Tester, and cousin Bette Jaclyn Morath. He is survived by his first cousins Trayon Lee Kish, Richard Kish, Robert Prisco, Michael Prisco, Antoinette Vaughan, Anne Louise Strong, Martha Prisco, Elizabeth Guzauskas, Anthony G. Prisco, Margaret Prisco, William J. Tester, Robert Tester, Kathleen Diringer, Linda Barkley, Susan Kish, James Kish , Mark Kish and their children and extended families. He will be missed.
Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on May 16, 2018
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